A cold front extending from the same storm system dumping snow on the Northwest has invaded the Desert Southwest, which brought dust storms to the Phoenix area. The dust storms, though intense, are fairly short-lived.
The storms caused a multiple vehicle pileup on route 347 Thursday afternoon; no serious injuries were reported. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist John Gresiak said that the observations from Sky Harbor Airport did not indicate any blowing dust, but did show wind gusts of 25-30 mph which could have caused blowing dust in some areas.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South.
A winter storm affecting the United Kingdom will spread rain and disruptive snow to central Europe this weekend.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow to from parts of France and Germany to northern Greece and Bulgaria this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
PA & NJ North to New England (1969)
6-36" of snow (Dec. 25-28). One of the heaviest in years in New York.
West Palm Beach, FL (1991)
3.07" of rain in one hour.
Pittsburgh, PA (1995)
Streak of 98 consecutive hours of snowfall ended.